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  • Two killed as BMW hits tree, breaks into three pieces October 26, 2014

    Ludhiana: Two persons were killed while another was critically injured when their BMW car veered off the road and hit a road side tree at wee hours in Ludhiana on Sunday. The impact of the collision was such that the car broke into three pieces on Sarabha Nagar road, police said....
  • Asian Games: Chain Singh gives India bronze in men's 50m 3-position rifle September 27, 2014

    Incheon: Chain Singh won a bronze medal in 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men's Finals, even as India narrowly missed out on a third-place finish in men's team event of the Asian Games here on Saturday. Singh shot a total of 441.7 points to finish behind two Chinese shooters - Cao Yifei...
  • Asian Games Shooting: India miss out on bronze in men's 50m 3-position rifle September 27, 2014

    Incheon: India narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in 50m Rifle 3 Positions men's team finals on Saturday after the trio of Gagan Narang, Chain Singh and Sanjeev Rajput finish fourth in the shooting event of the Asian Games. The Indian team spearheaded by London Olympics bronze medallist Narang fell...
  • Asian Games 2014: Abhinav Bindra, Jitu Rai head India's challenge in shooting September 19, 2014

    Incheon: They were mostly off the mark in the recent World Championships but Indian shooters will nonetheless be expected to deliver a bagful of medals when the event kickstarts at the Asian Games on Saturday. Shooters from 34 countries are in fray at the Ongnyeon International Range till September 30, competing...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon September 19, 2014

    With just a day to go before the start of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic buildup, including the slashing of their contingent and lastminute pull out of top athletes. In a costsaving measure, the Indian government...
  • Asian Games 2014: Meet India's gold medal hopes at Incheon September 18, 2014

    The 14 gold medals India won at Guangzhou four years ago was the country's best show ever at the Asian Games. And though the list of athletes has gone through some serious chopping before arriving at the final size of the contingent, hopes of improving the medal haul at Incheon...
  • Shooter Gagan Narang misses Olympic quota by a place September 11, 2014

    Granada: Gagan Narang missed out on an Olympic quota by just one place as he finished sixth in the finals of 50metre rifle prone while Prakash Nanjappa and Jitu Rai narrowly missed out on finals of men's 10metre air pistol in the 51st Shooting World Championships on Thursday. After coming through...
  • Time to switch gear for World Championships and Asian Games: Narang August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace shooter Gagan Narang, who recently bagged a silver and a bronze in 50metre rifle prone and 50metre rifle 3 position, respectively, at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, said it was time to switch gears as World Championships and Asian Games come calling next month. The World Championships will be...
  • CWG 2014: Gold count goes down but Indian shooters continue to shine August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: The gold medals were hard to come by this time but Indian shooters were nonetheless mostly on target as they reaped a rich harvest of 17 medals in the Commonwealth Games with the surprising exception of Olympic silvermedallist Vijay Kumar and the seasoned Heena Sidhu. India were hit hard at...
  • CWG 2014: Final list of Indian medal winners in Glasgow August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: The following is the final list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at their conclusion on Sunday. Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol...
  • CWG 2014: Indian shooters get a rousing welcome on their return August 1, 2014

    Indian shooters landed in Delhi on Friday after finishing a successful campaign at the Commonwealth Games 2014, Glasgow. ...
  • CWG 2014: Sanjeev Rajput clinches sliver, Narang gets bronze in shooting July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang claimed the silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's 50metre rifle 3 positions at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. With 452.9 points, England's Daniel Rivers clinched the gold, his second medal in the 2014 Games while Rajput and Narang finished with scores of...
  • CWG 2014: Gagan Narang wins silver in men's 50m rifle prone July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian shooters continued to bring home more medals as Gagan Narang won the country's third medal Monday clinching the men's 50metre rifle prone silver at the Commonwealth Games. Earlier in the day, Indians Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh won gold and silver, respectively, in the men's 50metre pistol finals at...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India riding on Olympic glory to conquer Glasgow July 23, 2014

    Glasgow: India will be expecting a lion's share of medals from shooters, boxers, wrestlers and shuttlers at the 2014 Commonwealth Games starting here on Wednesday but it would be difficult to match the record medal haul of 101 in the last edition at home. The 2010 Commonwealth Games was marred with...
  • Fiveyear old wonder boy breaks world record in limbo skating June 25, 2014

    Bangalore: A little boy is playing in the fountain in Bangalore's Cubbon Park on a Sunday afternoon. He runs in circles around the fountain as his mother runs after him with a towel. Like most kids his age, he too loves all those things that children indulge in. Playful, naughty, agile...
  • No Gagan Narang in 10-m air rifle for CWG; Bindra, Vijay make cut April 25, 2014

    Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra made the cut, but London Games bronze winner Gagan Narang failed to qualify for the 10-m air rifle event for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Narang, who had bagged a bronze at the 2012 London Olympics in 10-m air rifle event, missed out on a place since...
  • 'Children of the Pyre' review: Do you make money by selling shrouds? These children do February 18, 2014

    Cast: Yogi, Manish, Ashish, Gagan, Ravi Director: Rajesh Jala Filmmaking is not just another job; especially of you are into indies. We all have heard and felt that cricket and cinema are the two essential lifelines of India, but we generalise the term so much that we forget to understand that cinema...
  • Fitagain Gagan Narang all set for a comeback December 27, 2013

    London Olympic medalist Gagan Narang is on the comeback trail after undergoing surgery a few months back. ...
  • Indian Shooters hope to compete under national flag at the CWG December 12, 2013

    The IOC had threatened to expel India if the IOA did not pass the amendment on ethics that bars tainted officials from contesting. ...
  • Shooters hope to compete under Indian flag at CWG next year December 12, 2013

    Gurgaon: Top shooters Ronjan Sodhi and Gagan Narang on Thursday expressed happiness over India's possible return to Olympic fold if the IOA holds elections without involvement of chargeframed persons and hoped they would be able to compete under the Indian flag in Commonwealth Games next year. "It is a welcome relief...
  • Narang calls for IPL-style shooting league September 6, 2013

    Hyderabad: Inspired by the success of cricket's Indian Premier League, ace marksman and London Olympic medallist Gagan Narang has favoured a similar club competition for shooting to popularise the sport in the country. "It's quite a challenging project because the Olympic style of shooting is a little difficult. The challenge is...
  • Will wholesale changes give Indian hockey the right end of the stick? July 25, 2013

    New selection panel. New chief coach. New national coach. New goalkeeping coach. New video analyst. Hockey India (HI) has been on an appointment drive over the last few weeks. The door was slammed on Michael Nobbs, while opened for quite a few, ranging from change in roles to fresh offer...
  • Odisha: IAS officer hit by train, suicide suspected June 25, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: An IAS officer, Gagan Bihari Swain, was killed on Monday night when a train ran over him at the Bhubaneswar railway station. Police said that the officer jumped in front of the train. It is unclear whether it was an accident or a suicide. If it was a suicide,...
  • Indian shooters disappoint in ISSF World Cup May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian shooters' disappointing show in the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA continued as all the participants in the 10metre Air Pistol men's event crashed out in the qualifying round, with Jitu Rai narrowly missing the final cut. Rai finished 11th with a total score of 579...
  • Lukewarm response for Indian GP this year October 28, 2012

    Greater Noida: It may not be the same as inaugural year in terms of response, but the second Indian Grand Prix still recorded a turn out of 65,000 spectators, which included the who's who of tinsel town, politics and sporting fraternity. Unlike last year that witnessed a whopping 95,000 turn...
  • India's heaviest satellite GSAT10 launched September 29, 2012

    Bangalore: India's advanced communication satellite GSAT10 was successfully launched early on Saturday on board Ariane5 rocket from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana. GSAT10, with a design life of 15 years is expected to be operational by November and will augment telecommunication, DirectToHome and radio navigation services. ...
  • Narang promises shooting fest at 'Gun for Glory' September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: It is called 'Gun for Glory', but London Olympic bronzemedallist Gagan Narang insists his initiative is more of a "shooting festival" than a tournament as it welcomes not just professionals but also amateurs who have "never held guns" in their lives. "It is a shooting festival in which...
  • We must play against top teams regularly: Sandeep August 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Ace dragflicker Sandeep Singh today said that the Indian hockey team should play against top teams in the world regularly and prepare longer with the same set of players to avoid a London Olympicslike debacle in future. Indian hockey touched a new low in the justconcluded London Olympics as...